Tim Allen: ‘Toy Story 4’ Cast Includes Keanu Reeves

Toy Story 4 features an intriguing newcomer to the toy box : Keanu Reeves. That according to franchise co-star Tim Allen, who shared the tidbit Wednesday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Allen, who plays the gung-ho space ranger Buzz Lightyea…

Toy Story 4 features an intriguing newcomer to the toy box : Keanu Reeves. That according to franchise co-star Tim Allen, who shared the tidbit Wednesday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Allen, who plays the gung-ho space ranger Buzz Lightyear, was cryptic about the Reeves plays but he hinted that its a toy with an intense personality — which sounds appropriate for the star of John Wick, Speed and The Matrix. "They really will surprise you with the toys they…

‘Replicas’ Trailer: Keanu Reeves Defies Every Law Of Nature To Get His Family Back

“It’ll be like it never happened.” Famous last words. Later we hear, “There is a reason human cloning is banned.”
Here is the first trailer for Replicas, starring Keanu Reeves as a daring synthetic biologist who loses his …

“It’ll be like it never happened.” Famous last words. Later we hear, “There is a reason human cloning is banned.” Here is the first trailer for Replicas, starring Keanu Reeves as a daring synthetic biologist who loses his family in a car crash and makes a radical move. He will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science. “There was a crash. You and the…

Keanu Reeves Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Replicas’ Gets Release Date

Entertainment Studios has set a January 11 wide release for Replicas, the Keanu Reeves movie it snapped up at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival for $4M.
On that weekend next year, Replicas will come in contact with STX/Lantern Capital’s The Upside, …

Entertainment Studios has set a January 11 wide release for Replicasthe Keanu Reeves movie it snapped up at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival for $4M. On that weekend next year, Replicas will come in contact with STX/Lantern Capital’s The Upside, Focus Features’ wide break of its young Ruth Bader Ginsburg movie On the Basis of Sex and Sony’s A Dog’s Way Home from director Charles Martin Smith. Directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff and also starring Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch…

What’s going on with Keanu Reeves’ new sci-fi movie?

Last October, we covered a trailer for a sci-fi movie called Replicas that starred Keanu Reeves as a scientist obsessed with cloning who loses his family in a car accident. It looked fine, it had Thomas Middleditch as Reeves’ assistant, and it was supp…

Last October, we covered a trailer for a sci-fi movie called Replicas that starred Keanu Reeves as a scientist obsessed with cloning who loses his family in a car accident. It looked fine, it had Thomas Middleditch as Reeves’ assistant, and it was supposed to come out “soon.” Again, that was a year ago, with no sign…

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Bill and Ted almost befriended Hitler

With the possibility of a third Bill & Ted adventure seemingly off the table, we’re forced to satisfy ourselves by endlessly revisiting that first, radical film. That’s not the worst thing in the world. In addition to being the saving grace of …

With the possibility of a third Bill & Ted adventure seemingly off the table, we’re forced to satisfy ourselves by endlessly revisiting that first, radical film. That’s not the worst thing in the world. In addition to being the saving grace of hungover history teachers everywhere, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is…

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Film Review: “Destination Wedding”

Victor Levin’s “Destination Wedding,” the third pairing of slacker-era stars Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, is a romantic comedy with the romance desaturated to a brutalist black. Misanthropes Frank (Reeves) and Lindsay (Ryder) collid…

Victor Levin’s “Destination Wedding,” the third pairing of slacker-era stars Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, is a romantic comedy with the romance desaturated to a brutalist black. Misanthropes Frank (Reeves) and Lindsay (Ryder) collide en route to the nuptials of a groom both loathe — it’s his estranged brother and her ex-fiancé — and they […]

‘Destination Wedding’ Review: Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, Reinvented as Adorable Misanthropes

The frequent co-stars re-team for a pitch-black romantic comedy about two outcasts who meet cute at an ill-fated wedding (and then try not to screw it up).

There are other characters in Victor Levin’s “Destination Wedding” beyond Frank (Keanu Reeves) and Lindsay (Winona Ryder), but none of them matter or get a moment of screen time beyond filling space in a wide shot. Not the dim bride, or the thoughtless groom, or the cold mother-in-law; the only people who matter are Frank and Lindsay, and so it’s only fitting that when “Destination Wedding” opens, it comes with an amusing subtitle: “A Narcissist Can’t Die Because Then the Entire World Would End.” And, yes, this is a romantic comedy.

Levin’s film, his first since the 2014 Anton Yelchin romantic drama “5 to 7,” will feel familiar to rom-com fans, though the filmmaker lets Reeves and Ryder rip into characters who would be pushed to the side in fluffier films. Most of all, “Destination Wedding” makes the case that the two-hander isn’t dead, even if it struggles a bit when forced to come to a neat, movie-ready conclusion.

Introductions are swift: Frank sits on the edge of his bed, obnoxiously clearing his throat while watching chattering cable news, while across town Lindsay gently whispers to a plant to please not die while she’s away. They’ve got the kinds of lonely lives that don’t suggest romantic leads you want to root for. But, of course, you do want to root for them, because it’s Reeves and Ryder. Two of Hollywood’s most enduringly charming stars can bear a lot of misanthropy.

They’re soon brought together in what seems like a traditional meet-cute: at a tiny airport, where they’re expected to sit next to each other on a tiny plane and fly to a tiny wedding filled with (metaphorically) tiny people. Their first interaction isn’t a sweet one: They hate each other on sight. But of course Frank and Lindsay are much more alike than they’d like to think, and Levin’s clever script plunges them into an instant rapport that only gets better as the film winds on.

“Destination Wedding”

Soon, Levin gets down to the romantic hijinks as Frank and Lindsay realize that they’re not total strangers and their placement on said tiny plane isn’t a coincidence. They are headed to the same wedding, an event that contains annoyances for both of them: Frank’s jerky half-brother is the one getting married, and Lindsay happens to be the girl he jilted six years earlier. They’re the strange spare guests, thrown together because no one else has any idea what to do with them (a somewhat similar premise to the Duplass brothers-produced Sundance premiere “Table 19”).

While Levin stays focused on the pair — no one else in the film gets away with an audible line and Reeves and Ryder fill nearly every shot — he also finds the time to poke fun at the entire destination wedding cottage industry. Fans of off-kilter rom-coms will likely enjoy the film, but anyone who has ever been forced to get on a plane to watch two people get married on top of a mountain are going to love it, and that’s long before Levin does more damage to the post-wedding brunch than even the most hungover wedding guest.

Unable and unwilling to mingle with anyone else, Frank and Lindsay muddle their way through the over-the-top wedding events, keeping up near-constant banter. Not quite narcissists, but very into themselves, they suddenly find themselves enjoying the company of another person.

A strange event at the sunset wedding pushes Frank and Lindsay into goofy territory, though Reeves and Ryder are so appealing that they almost make it work. It also breeds the film’s best sequence, in which the pair basically litigates their maybe-romance from the confines of a hotel bed filled with expensive minibar snacks. It’s the kind of conversation not often heard in rom-coms — wait, is this what falling in love is actually like? — and the raw honesty, smashed up against their unexpected bond, proves satisfying. Maybe this is what falling in love is like, and it’s high time that rom-coms had the space for weirdos like these.

Grade: B

“Destination Wedding” opens in theaters August 31.

Winona Ryder thinks she may have married Keanu Reeves on the set of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Here’s some heartwarming news for all the goth kids who still have room in their black hearts for the bright light of love: Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder apparently got married in 1992 while filming Bram Stoker’s Dracula. That’s what Ryder says, at lea…

Here’s some heartwarming news for all the goth kids who still have room in their black hearts for the bright light of love: Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder apparently got married in 1992 while filming Bram Stoker’s Dracula. That’s what Ryder says, at least, with her telling Entertainment Weekly that the scene where her…

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Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder Might Be Legally Married, and We Have Francis Ford Coppola to Thank

They tied the knot on the set of “Dracula” — with a real priest.

Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, who star together in both the new rom-com “Destination Wedding” and the collective imagination of the entire internet, might not actually need to tie the knot. In an Entertainment Weekly interview occasioned by their new film together, Ryder revealed that the two “actually got married in ‘Dracula.’ No, I swear to god I think we’re married in real life.”

“In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest,” she added. “We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.” This apparently came as news to Reeves, whose memory of the joyous occasion wasn’t as clear as that of his co-star/potential wife: “We said yes?” he asked.

Ryder responded, “Don’t you remember that? It was on Valentine’s Day.” To that, Reeves could only say, “Oh my gosh, we’re married.”

Whether their nuptials are legally binding outside of Romania was unclear as of press time. In any event, “Destination Wedding” will continue Keanu and Winona’s decades-long relationship when it’s released theatrically on August 31.

Winona Ryder Thinks She and Keanu Reeves Got Married for Real While Filming ‘Dracula’

Twenty-six years after heating up the screen in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” Winona Ryder wonders if she and her leading man, Keanu Reeves, accidentally got married for real while shooting their characters’ wedding.

“I swear to God I think we’re married in real life,” she told Entertainment Weekly while promoting the upcoming rom-com “Destination Wedding,” which reunites her and Reeves.

“In that scene, [director] Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest,” she explained. “We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So, I think we’re married.”

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When they reconnected on the set of “Destination Wedding,” she reminded him that they each said “yes” to the “Do you take…?” question while filming with that ordained priest.

“Don’t you remember that? It was on Valentine’s Day,” she said, to which Reeves deduced, “Oh, my gosh, we’re married.” Of course, it’s more than a little likely that they were just pulling each other’s leg.

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Although the film did OK at the box office, earning just under $216 million worldwide (which would be about $386 million today), critics were not kind to Ryder and Reeves. (Time magazine’s Glen Levy said their London dialect made for a “literal horror show.”)

That said, the duo has a second chance at onscreen romance in “Destination Wedding,” playing depressed (and depressing) guests at a wedding in California wine country who develop and unlikely connection. It opens in theaters on August 31.

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Twenty-six years after heating up the screen in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” Winona Ryder wonders if she and her leading man, Keanu Reeves, accidentally got married for real while shooting their characters’ wedding.

“I swear to God I think we’re married in real life,” she told Entertainment Weekly while promoting the upcoming rom-com “Destination Wedding,” which reunites her and Reeves.

“In that scene, [director] Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest,” she explained. “We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So, I think we’re married.”

When they reconnected on the set of “Destination Wedding,” she reminded him that they each said “yes” to the “Do you take…?” question while filming with that ordained priest.

“Don’t you remember that? It was on Valentine’s Day,” she said, to which Reeves deduced, “Oh, my gosh, we’re married.” Of course, it’s more than a little likely that they were just pulling each other’s leg.

Although the film did OK at the box office, earning just under $216 million worldwide (which would be about $386 million today), critics were not kind to Ryder and Reeves. (Time magazine’s Glen Levy said their London dialect made for a “literal horror show.”)

That said, the duo has a second chance at onscreen romance in “Destination Wedding,” playing depressed (and depressing) guests at a wedding in California wine country who develop and unlikely connection. It opens in theaters on August 31.

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15 Hollywood Actors Who Had Epic Fails as Music Stars (Photos)

There are a few (lots of) Hollywood actors that tried venturing out into the musical world. Some (very few) made it work and others… Well, here’s a list of 15 that should’ve just not.
Lindsay Lohan
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There are a few (lots of) Hollywood actors that tried venturing out into the musical world. Some (very few) made it work and others… Well, here’s a list of 15 that should’ve just not.

Lindsay Lohan

Lohan debuted her first album “Speak” in 2004 and it actually did pretty well commercially. Her music video for “Rumors” even got nominated for an MTV Video Music Award.

She wasn’t horrible, but she just wasn’t pop star good.

Eddie Murphy

Believe it or not, Eddie Murphy had a low-key music career. You probably know him best from his single “I’m a Believer” off Shrek… and that’s probably it.

He just released a reggae single with Snoop Dogg in 2o13, but like most of his stuff no one’s heard it.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp has been into music for a very long time, but it wasn’t until 2015 where he took it upon himself to create a band with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry called Hollywood Vampires.

He’s told People: “Music is still part of my life… But you won’t be hearing The Johnny Depp Band. That won’t ever exist.”

William Shatner

William Shatner’s music isn’t exactly music more so as it is interpretive spoken word.

He speaks the lyrics in an exaggerated manner rather than sing them so there’s that career down the drain.

Ryan Gosling

We love Ryan Gosling, but his music career? Not so much.

The actor started a rock group called Dead Man’s Bones–creepy–with his friend Zach Shields in 2007. They released an album by the same name too.

Their music couldn’t have been all too bad because a song made into the soundtrack for “The Conjuring.”

But we don’t want to stare at Ryan Gosling singing, we’d much rather stare at him on a giant screen acting.

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy decided to enhance his “Star Trek” character by recording science-fiction themed songs.

His first album was titled” Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music from Outer Space.”

Nimoy’s music was eclectic to say the least.

Michael Cera

Michael Cera is a touring bass player of indie rock band Mister Heavenly.

In 2014, he released his debut album titled “True That” to generally positive reviews.

He hasn’t released anything else and quite frankly, we’re glad he hasn’t. Movies seem to be more of Cera’s thing.

Kevin Costner

This big time movie star is also part of a country rock band called Kevin Costner & Modern West. They even started a worldwide tour in 2007.

Apparently, he’s at his happiest when making music, but I think we can all agree that he’s a better actor than he is a musician.

Keanu Reeves

The “Matrix” actor played bass guitar for a rock band called Dogstar and also performed with another band called Becky.

Turns out music was just a hobby for the actor, because he quit when the band got too serious.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt actually started her music career pretty early. At 12-years-old she debuted her first album exclusively in Japan and it did extremely well.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf recently made headlines when he showed everyone he could rap, but there were a few people who weren’t too pleased with his freestyle skills–Soulja Boy.

Although LaBeouf wasn’t a terrible rapper, he probably should just stick to acting.

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis’ debut album was actually released by Motown in 1987 for its R&B stylings. “The Return of Bruno” didn’t do very well but it also wasn’t completely garbage, it was just OK.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Unlike her husband, Will Smith, Jada’s music career didn’t land her a Grammy but that doesn’t mean it was all bad.

She created a metal band called Wicked Wisdom in 2002 and when Sharon Osbourne saw them perform she said she was “blown away.”

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe’s musical career also started way back when (1980’s) and has been going subjectively strong until at least 2012.

It’s obvious his acting career was a lot more popular than his singing.

David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff had a pretty extensive music career, which kicked off in the 1980s. He even made it to the number one spot on German pop charts with this single “Looking for freedom.”

He dropped his 17th album in 2012, so either he has a pretty good fan base or he just doesn’t care and makes music just to make it.

Either way, his time is better spent on screen.

 

Keanu Reeves Recalls Shaving His Legs for 1980s Coca-Cola Commercial (Video)

Keanu Reeves takes acting seriously — so seriously that he even went method on one of his first-ever gigs, a Coca-Cola commercial in the 1980s.
“So I had to play a cyclist, who’s like, you know, a young kid, my father’s my coach…

Keanu Reeves takes acting seriously — so seriously that he even went method on one of his first-ever gigs, a Coca-Cola commercial in the 1980s.

“So I had to play a cyclist, who’s like, you know, a young kid, my father’s my coach, it’s a big race,” Reeves told James Corden on his talk show Monday night, explaining that the commercial is all about the father-son relationship between the cyclist and his coach.

But even the silly commercial, Reeves looked at as a great learning experience.

“For me it was a great experience because you’re going from school and from study, to the real world. To practical,” he said. “So it was like hitting marks, we had to improv some scenes, we had to pretend it was hot and we were filming in the winter. You know, so it was real-world, working experience.”

Talking about the job clearly made Reeves excited, and he revealed that his method acting went one step further — since he was playing a cyclist, he shaved his legs for the role.

“You shaved your legs for this commercial?” Corden asked to laughs and cheers from the audience. “Yeah!” Reeves answered. “Cause I’m playing a cyclist.”

Corden then surprised Reeves by playing the commercial, after which, Reeves recalled, “I had to drink so many Coca-Colas.”

Watch the clip above.

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Keanu Reeves Is Happy Playing John Wick, But He’s Just as Eager to Produce His Passion Projects

The actor spoke to IndieWire about why he chose to produce the new romantic thriller “Siberia,” even as “John Wick” continues to dominate his career.

Keanu Reeves may not appear in another “John Wick” movie until next year, but with “Siberia,” the moody action star gets to flex a different sort of muscle — his producing skills. Taking on double-duty as producer and star for the third time since 2010’s “Henry’s Crime,” Reeves has thrown his weight behind a project that fuses his instincts for suspense and comedy.

“It was a script that I helped develop so it was dear to me in a different way, and that’s part of the reason why I was producer on it,” Reeves told IndieWire. “Creatively, it was challenging because of the tones it mixes — it’s a thriller, it’s a romance, there’s some comedy, not quite comedy but humor in it, so I was really interested in the tonal complexity and ambition.”

Director Matthew Ross’ follow-up to 2016 Sundance hit “Frank and Lola” stars Reeves as Lucas Hill, an American diamond trader who heads to Russia to facilitate a shady deal for rare blue diamonds when his business partner goes missing. Hill soon finds himself drawn into a passionate affair with a Siberian cafe owner, Katya (Ana Ularu), which becomes complicated by both Katya’s family’s resistance to Hill, as well as by the dangerous men Hill is working with. As Hill falls in deeper in love, his entire world begins to crumble, forever altering life as he knows it.

It’s compelling material, but not exactly the easiest commercial pitch — which helps explains why Reeves decided to take on additional duties behind the camera. After his initial foray into producing with “Henry’s Crime,” Reeves began taking on that role with a handful of other passion projects, including his 2012 documentary “Side By Side,” which focuses on interviews with veteran filmmakers on the differences between shooting on film versus digital. He has at least five more producing projects in the pipeline, including “Replicas,” in which he stars, and a documentary about the nineties band Dogstar. (Reeves also made his directorial debut with the martial arts drama “Man of Tai Chi,” in 2013.)

He said that he saw his acting and producing efforts on a continuum. “They’re not separate, they’re connected,” he said. “It’s kind of like the actors and the actresses are performing in the house, and the producer is building the house they’re performing in, or the set, or the stage, or the world. In the past decade, I’ve been trying to support building nice houses.”

Keanu Reeves in “Siberia”

Reeves brought a perfectionist’s approach to the set. According to Ross, the actor-producer even had a say on which socks his character would wear. “If you know Keanu at all, getting things right, the perfectionism that he brings is infectious,” Ross explained. “I wanted to have that perfectionism reflected throughout the film. Along with starring in the film, he was a wonderful producer to work with as well. He really made sure to do whatever he could to give me what I needed as a director and that proved to be incredibly helpful on the film.”

Although Reeves’ Lucas Hill falls in love with the intoxicating Katya, he is a married man, and he has a few phone conversations with his wife back home, played by Molly Ringwald, where the audience can see the disconnection between the couple. The brief interactions between the two actors is sure to be a delight for any fan of 80’s pop culture, and sits along nicely with Ringwald’s recurring role on The CW’s “Riverdale,” where she co-parents Archie Andrews with 90’s heartthrob Luke Perry.

“Molly [Ringwald] just seemed like the perfect fit,” Ross explained. “It was also the ‘wink wink, nod nod’ aspect to having two actors who kind of came of age and were such huge stars while a whole generation of us grew up watching them, and then having them act together was obviously a real treat and a lot of fun.”

While “Siberia” fits nicely alongside Reeves’ more recent outings, like the “John Wick” trilogy, Ross had more classical film influences in mind when shooting the romantic thriller, including, perhaps most surprisingly, Robert Altman.

“Tarkovsky would be a very obvious answer,” Ross said of the film’s influences. “I think the number of themes that he’s explored in his films are themes in this as well. Also, just any excuse to watch Tarkovsky movies during prep and call it work is pretty great. Altman was also a big influence, especially the scenes shot outside. ‘McCabe and Mrs. Miller’ was something that my cinematographer and my production designer and I watched a couple of times.”

But beyond classic cinema influences, Ross also pointed to his time as a film journalist (including his years spent working as a film editor at IndieWire). “I started out as a journalist so I really learned to be a filmmaker from interviewing other filmmakers,” Ross said. “Using other films and filmmakers as inspiration for my own work is something that’s very intrinsic for what I do.”

"John Wick: Chapter 3"

“John Wick: Chapter 3”

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While Ross had plenty of film journalism experience before “Siberia,” the director only had one feature under his belt, 2016’s “Frank and Lola,” which Ross had written himself. However, while the actor began his career working with veteran directors ranging from Gus Van Sant to Francis Ford Coppola, Reeves has gravitated toward greener directors in recent years — including “John Wick” directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch and Ana Lily Amirpour, for her sophomore effort “The Bad Batch.”

“Often, with first-time directors, they’ve written the piece, so it’s great to be connected to that kind of passion and vision,” Reeves explained. “And I’ve worked with a lot of women directors, which has been great. Once you get down to it, obviously, we all bring our histories, who we are and where we come from to our work, but where that meets the tip of the spear is really storytelling and vision, and I think that’s where it comes together for everyone.”

No matter how much new material he considers, he’s still eager to stick with a formula that works — in other words, get ready for “John Wick 3: Parabellum.” While Reeves wouldn’t divulge much about the film’s plot, he did say he was having a great time filming it.

“I love the character, I love the world,” Reeves said. “We’re opening up that world so there’s some new stuff for people who enjoy the films to learn about, and some great new characters. The action is really intense, but there’s a lot of different kinds of set pieces so it should be fun. John Wick is fighting for his life.”

Keanu Reeves Casts Doubt on ‘Bill & Ted 3’ Actually Happening: ‘It Still Has Its Challenges’

News broke in May that a third movie in the “Bill & Ted” franchise was confirmed, but now Reeves isn’t so sure about the plan.

“Bill & Ted” fans rejoiced in May when it was confirmed a third film in the franchise was on the way with original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Returning returning. The film, entitled “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” announced it was heading into pre-production with “Galaxy Quest” and “Red 2” filmmaker Dean Parisot directing from a script by Chris Matheson and Ed Soloman, both of whom wrote the 1989 original and its 1991 sequel. Unfortunately, the third installment might not be as much of a guarantee as originally reported.

Speaking to Yahoo! Entertainment, Reeves cast doubt on “Bill & Ted Face the Music” happening by teasing some behind-the-scenes issues. The actor did not get into any of the specifics, but he did mention he’s unsure as of July 2018 if a third movie is “a reality.” Reeves said the script is ready to go but that “financing, rights, deals” are standing in the way.

“I don’t know if it’s a reality,” Reeves said. “We’ve been trying for a long time to get that film made, and it still has its challenges. I really love the characters, and I think we have a good story to tell. Part of it is show business stuff — financing, rights, deals. Nothing creatively.”

Reeves and Winter both said they “excited to get the whole band back together again” when “Bill & Ted Face the Music” was originally confirmed in May. The movie had MGM/Orion Pictures on board as a domestic distributor and counted Steven Soderbergh as one of its producers. IndieWire has reached out to MGM for further comment.

Reeves currently stars in the thriller “Siberia,” now playing. He’s also in the middle of production on the third “John Wick” film.” The actor’s next release is “Destination Wedding,” a romantic-comedy co-starring Winona Ryder that opens August 24.

Keanu Reeves Warns ‘Bill & Ted’ Sequel May Not Happen After All

Fans erupted in cheers two months ago when it was announced that Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter would reprise their roles as “Ted” Theodore Logan and “Bill” S. Preston Esq. in “Bill & Ted Face the Music” — but now, Reeves has warned the third film might not happen.

“I don’t know if it’s a reality,” Reeves told Yahoo Entertainment. “We’ve been trying for a long time to get that film made, and it still has its challenges.”

The actor said the challenges are financial ones, not creative ones, adding that he had ideas for the older version of Theodore Logan.

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“I really love the characters, and I think we have a good story to tell/ Part of it is show business stuff — financing, rights, deals. Nothing creatively,” said Reeves. “There’d be a lot about [Ted] that would be the same, I’m sure; his kind of optimistic naïveté in the face of the darkness will still be there. He has a child now, so I’m sure he’s matured.”

In May, MGM and its Orion Pictures banner announced “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon have penned the script. Dean Parisot will direct. Steven Soderbergh is executive producing alongside Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr. and John Santilli. Scott Kroopf will produce with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios.

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The film was said to follow the two men — no longer the time-traveling teenagers we’ve come to know. They are now responsible adults. They’re writing dozens of songs but not one seems to stick, until someone from the future tells them that only their song can save the world. Soon, they embark on a time-traveling adventure to save the universe.

The first film, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” was released in 1989. The sequel “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” came out in 1991.

A spokesperson for MGM has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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“I don’t know if it’s a reality,” Reeves told Yahoo Entertainment. “We’ve been trying for a long time to get that film made, and it still has its challenges.”

The actor said the challenges are financial ones, not creative ones, adding that he had ideas for the older version of Theodore Logan.

“I really love the characters, and I think we have a good story to tell/ Part of it is show business stuff — financing, rights, deals. Nothing creatively,” said Reeves. “There’d be a lot about [Ted] that would be the same, I’m sure; his kind of optimistic naïveté in the face of the darkness will still be there. He has a child now, so I’m sure he’s matured.”

In May, MGM and its Orion Pictures banner announced “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon have penned the script. Dean Parisot will direct. Steven Soderbergh is executive producing alongside Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr. and John Santilli. Scott Kroopf will produce with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios.

The film was said to follow the two men — no longer the time-traveling teenagers we’ve come to know. They are now responsible adults. They’re writing dozens of songs but not one seems to stick, until someone from the future tells them that only their song can save the world. Soon, they embark on a time-traveling adventure to save the universe.

The first film, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” was released in 1989. The sequel “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” came out in 1991.

A spokesperson for MGM has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Film Review: ‘Siberia’

Matthew Ross’ “Siberia” is the rare film involving diamond smuggling, international intrigue, double-crosses and Russian gangsters that might have actually been better off jettisoning all of those elements. Starring Keanu Reeves as Lucas Hill, an Ameri…

Matthew Ross’ “Siberia” is the rare film involving diamond smuggling, international intrigue, double-crosses and Russian gangsters that might have actually been better off jettisoning all of those elements. Starring Keanu Reeves as Lucas Hill, an American diamond dealer who winds up in a remote corner of Siberia trying to salvage a botched deal, the film […]

‘Siberia’ Review: Keanu Reeves Cheats on Molly Ringwald in a Lifeless Russian Thriller

A boring thriller that wants to be “John Wick,” starring Keanu Reeves as a bored man who wants to be John Wick.

“I want you to do something for me,” says a steely femme fatale (Ana Ularu) to the married American diamond merchant (Keanu Reeves) she’s been screwing for a couple of days after their chance encounter in the Russian hinterlands: “Fuck me, right now, like you fuck your wife.” The man agrees. They make love in the missionary position. The woman asks him to grunt his wife’s name when he orgasms, and he agrees to that, too. It’s a strange scene, and one that’s shot with all the erotic power of a David Caruso movie from the ’90s, but it’s one of the only times that Matthew Ross’ (“Frank & Lola”) torpid and dysfunctional new thriller actually focuses on the part of the story it should be telling.

The appropriately frigid “Siberia” hinges on a man named Lucas Hill (Reeves). And the thing about Lucas Hill is that he looks a lot like John Wick, if maybe a bit less stylish or self-assured. He also sounds a lot like John Wick, even though the words that come out of his mouth aren’t possessed with the same kind of warrior poetry. He even fights like John Wick — as often, if not quite as well. But Lucas Hill is not John Wick… because his name is Lucas Hill. And his wife is still alive. And he doesn’t appear to have a dog. Beyond that, the inch-deep characterizations of the script (by “A Simple Plan” writer Scott B. Smith) make it difficult to parse the differences.

The film begins with Lucas arriving in St. Petersburg to sell a $50-million bundle of rare blue diamonds, rolling into the shady hotel where everyone knows him by name, and the woman at the front desk seems to have at least one foot buried in the criminal underworld (just in case you couldn’t make those “John Wick” connections on your own). Lucas is supposed to get the stones from a colleague named Pyotr, but Pyotr has disappeared along with the merchandise, and the customer — a standard-issue Russian gangster type played by Pasha Lychnikoff — isn’t happy to hear that.

Lucas has to make things right, and fast, or he won’t be going home to his super boring wife (Molly Ringwald, wasted on a thankless cameo that could have been played by literally any living woman). Fortunately for our hero, he has semi-decent info that Pyotr might be hiding out in a hellish little factory town somewhere out in the hinterlands. These basic details are hashed out in needlessly convoluted fashion, setting the tone for a movie that obscures the information it doesn’t know how to sell; so far as “Siberia” is concerned, a thriller is just a violent drama where no one really knows what’s happening.

Things settle down a bit once Lucas arrives in the sticks, if only because it feels like he’s wandered into a different (and better) movie. Having a pint in the town’s only joint, he finds a couple of local bros harassing the bartender, and fatefully decides to intervene. Katya (Ularu) is the kind of hardscrabble, no-nonsense woman who can hold her own, but you know how it goes with American men: They’re always itching to act like cowboys. One drunken punch-up later, and Lucas finds himself being propositioned by the most eligible bachelorette for a few hundred miles in any direction. “You’re not a good man,” he says to himself before they first have sex, though it’s unclear if he means that as a realization or a reminder — Reeves’ hollow monotone has always invited a certain ambiguity, a fact that Ross is able to weaponize in his film’s most effective moments.

“Siberia” is at its best as a backwoods romance, even if its best is often hobbled by the kind of dialogue that only Keanu Reeves could deliver with a straight face (“Diamonds are unalterable,” Lucas says while naked with Katya and staring into her eyes. “I love them because they’re beautiful and rare and tough”). Smith’s script, for all its clumsy mishandling of the story’s criminal elements, is compellingly attuned to the strangeness of Katya’s situation. The forceful Romanian Ularu doesn’t have much to do beyond clench her jaw and moan whenever Reeves touches her, but it’s interesting to see the survival instincts her character has had to develop as the only girl in town, and how the protectiveness of the men around her has curdled into possessiveness over the years.

But really, “Siberia” is a story about a man in a sweet but passionless marriage who decides to burn it all down in a blaze of glory rather than wait for it to die of natural causes. The trouble is that nobody seems to know that. Even when the action slows down for an extremely ponderous exchange that conflates counterfeit diamonds with counterfeit love, Ross can’t make peace with the idea that his thriller is really a mid-life crisis movie in disguise — just like Lucas, the film is so terminally focused on finding some kind of excitement that it fails to do its job.

When its criminal plot does reignite in the third act, “Siberia” misunderstands the character’s fundamental desire by forcing him to reject the exact kind of seedy excitement that he’s secretly desperate to find. The result is a dull and deeply compromised movie that would rather be a mediocre crime saga than a nuanced character study, but can’t quite bring itself to commit to that choice.

Grade: C-

“Siberia” will open in theaters and on VOD on Friday, July 13.

‘Siberia’ Trailer: Keanu Reeves Learns the Hard Way That Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend — Watch

“Frank & Lola” helmer Matthew Ross directed the romantic crime drama.

Now that the world has come to its senses and begun treating Keanu Reeves as the treasure he is, we can start anticipating new movies from him with cautious optimism once again. His latest is “Siberia,” which brings him to the cold heart of Russia so that he can attempt to salvage a diamond deal gone wrong. Watch the trailer below.

Here’s the tantalizingly brief synopsis: “When a business deal in Russia goes south, a U.S. diamond merchant (Keanu Reeves) and his lover (Ana Ularu) are caught in a lethal crossfire between the buyer and federal intelligence service.” Not mentioned there but very present in the trailer is Pasha D. Lychnikoff, who plays the baddie threatening to ruin things for our heroes.

Molly Ringwald (yes, that Molly Ringwald), Aleks Paunovic, and Veronica Ferres co-star in the film, which was directed by “Frank & Lola” helmer Matthew Ross. “Siberia” is in theaters next Wednesday, June 13/

Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae Kim Join Ali Wong’s ‘Always Be My Maybe’

Keanu Reeves and Daniel Dae Kim are joining the cast of Netflix’s romantic comedy “Always Be My Maybe,” which stars Ali Wong and Randall Park. The project started filming this week in Vancouver, Canada. Wong and Park star in the feature as …

Keanu Reeves and Daniel Dae Kim are joining the cast of Netflix’s romantic comedy “Always Be My Maybe,” which stars Ali Wong and Randall Park. The project started filming this week in Vancouver, Canada. Wong and Park star in the feature as childhood sweethearts who have a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years. […]

Keanu Reeves Joins Ali Wong, Randall Park Comedy ‘Always Be My Maybe’ at Netflix

Keanu Reeves has joined Ali Wong and Randall Park in the Netflix comedy “Always Be My Maybe,” Netflix announced Wednesday.

Directed by Nahnatchka Khan, the movie starts filming this week in Vancouver, Canada. Also joining the film are Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Karan Soni, Charlyne Yi, Daniel Dae Kim, James Saito, Lyrics Born and Susan Park.

“Always Be My Maybe,” announced last August and was previously untitled, follows two childhood sweethearts who had a falling out and haven’t spoken in 15 years. They reconnect when Sasha (Wong) is a celebrity chef in San Francisco and Marcus (Park) is a struggling musician.

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Wong, Park and Michael Golamco are writers on the project, while Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman are producing alongside Wong and Park. Brendan Ferguson is executive producing, with Golamco and Good Universe’s Brady Fujikawa co-producing.

Netflix will release “Always Be My Maybe” in 2019.

Reeves most recently starred in “John Wick: Chapter 2” and the Cannes film “Siberia.” He will next star in “John Wick 3” and “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” He is represented by WME and PMK*BNC.

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Wong’s breakout Netflix stand-up special, “Baby Cobra,” launched on the platform in 2016 and her most recent special, “Hard Knock Wife,” debuted earlier this month. She will next voice the lead character in Netflix’s upcoming animated comedy series “Tuca & Bertie.” She is represented by UTA.

Park most recently starred in “Snatched” and “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” and will next be seen in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Aquaman.” He is represented by UTA and ID.

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Keanu Reeves has joined Ali Wong and Randall Park in the Netflix comedy “Always Be My Maybe,” Netflix announced Wednesday.

Directed by Nahnatchka Khan, the movie starts filming this week in Vancouver, Canada. Also joining the film are Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Karan Soni, Charlyne Yi, Daniel Dae Kim, James Saito, Lyrics Born and Susan Park.

“Always Be My Maybe,” announced last August and was previously untitled, follows two childhood sweethearts who had a falling out and haven’t spoken in 15 years. They reconnect when Sasha (Wong) is a celebrity chef in San Francisco and Marcus (Park) is a struggling musician.

Wong, Park and Michael Golamco are writers on the project, while Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman are producing alongside Wong and Park. Brendan Ferguson is executive producing, with Golamco and Good Universe’s Brady Fujikawa co-producing.

Netflix will release “Always Be My Maybe” in 2019.

Reeves most recently starred in “John Wick: Chapter 2” and the Cannes film “Siberia.” He will next star in “John Wick 3” and “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” He is represented by WME and PMK*BNC.

Wong’s breakout Netflix stand-up special, “Baby Cobra,” launched on the platform in 2016 and her most recent special, “Hard Knock Wife,” debuted earlier this month. She will next voice the lead character in Netflix’s upcoming animated comedy series “Tuca & Bertie.” She is represented by UTA.

Park most recently starred in “Snatched” and “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” and will next be seen in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Aquaman.” He is represented by UTA and ID.

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Keanu Reeves and Daniel Dae Kim will be flexing their comedy muscles in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe, starring Ali Wong and Randall Park. Production is currently underway in Vancouver with Nahnatchka Khan directing from a script by Wong, Park, and Michael Golamco. Rounding out the cast are Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Karan Soni (Deadpool 2), Charlyne Yi (Paper Heart), James Saito, Lyrics Born, and Susan Park (Vice Principals). The film follows childhood sweethearts who…